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The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Navigating College Stress: Effective Strategies and Le Moyne Resources for Student Well-being
Mai Aljanabi, Staff Writer • September 27, 2023

College life presents unique challenges and stressors for students, impacting their mental well-being and overall success. This article delves...

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Persistence Into Brilliance: Le Moyne Graduate and Actor Makes Major Mark
Kamilla Shahzad, Staff Writer • September 26, 2023

In the world of theater, Le Moyne College graduate John Douglas Thompson is known to possess an exceptional ability to captivate audiences, effortlessly...

Le Moyne Alum and MLB Star Josiah Gray Nominated for Roberto Clemente Award
Michael Scalise, Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

Here at Le Moyne, the phrase “Greatness meets Goodness” is at the very foundation by which the school stands, and it is safe to say that...

Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
Carly Nicolai, Editor in Chief • September 18, 2023

“What do you want to do with your degree?” It’s a question many college students have heard before, whether it comes from friends and...

Growing Sunshine-Colored Flowers: Remembering Father Bosch
Growing Sunshine-Colored Flowers: Remembering Father Bosch
Stephanie R. Duscher, Staff Writer • September 16, 2023

Many Le Moyne students have likely walked by the lovely gardens outside the Jesuit Residence–a beautiful touch of color amidst the many cloudy...

Monae’s electric album


3 out of 5 dolphins

Janelle Monae has always been known for her classy style and mad singing talent. Her new album “Electric Lady” topped number five on the iTunes charts the day it debuted. One very consistent trait of Monae is how she keeps her R&B/Soul sound, no matter what she does. She has some interesting collaborations on the first part of her album that kick off her groovy sound.

“Q.U.E.E.N,” “Electric Lady”, and “We Were Rock n’ Roll” all have a 70’s retro dance feel to them, along with extraordinarily catchy rhythms and pop-esque lyrics.

Miguel strikes again on this record by making a smooth entrance into the song, “PrimeTime” which has a slower beat to it that could easily rock you to sleep. Using lyrics like “Cause baby it’s a primetime for our love/ain’t nobody peekin’ but the stars above,” both Monae and Miguel tell the story of an unstoppable true love.

Some tracks on this album are straight from a time capsule. “Look Into My Eyes” and “Suite V: Electric Overture” are filled with many strings and classic harmonies echoing throughout every verse. Both tracks sound like they popped straight out of a Doris Day musical. I think it is fascinating how Monae creates such old-fashioned songs.

Track 15 called “Victory” has a sort of “TLC” circa 1993 beat to it mixed with Monae’s soaring vocals and impressive voice range. This song makes you want to sit in a coffee shop and relax for the day.

The last song on the album “What An Experience” is filled with life lessons and relaxed vocals. “But the memories come home/Yeah they do” This song almost serves as an inspirational dedication to life itself.

Janelle Monae will continue to tread on her steady musical path. I would have loved to see a little more diversity in her songs and mixing of genres, but overall she delivers a catchy, soulful album for the world to hear.


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